Historically, ours is a western culture of contrasts and opposites. Instead, a broader more eastern perspective regarding design is, at its core, one of inclusion; not either-or, but both-and. We seek this perspective because it serves as a catalyst for a more dynamic design product.
The design process of Tyler Engle Architects P.S. is both intuitive and rational. We rely on creative intuition that comes from experience and inspiration. This is balanced with a rational understanding of the tectonics of construction, which is the media of our art.
Our signature is the depth of the process which we use to understand the parameters of each project, the invention of a responsive design and the rigorous attention to detail through the construction phase. Each project is informed by the client's needs, desires and budget; the context of the particular site and region; and the current culture. Thus, each project is rooted in its place, its inhabitants and its time. Our desire is to exceed client expectations with an architecture that continues to delight.
Tyler Engle, AIA, is the principal of Tyler Engle Architects PS, established in 2000. A native of Seattle, Tyler received a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University with honors and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Over 25 years of architectural experience includes work in Seattle, San Diego, New York, and Madrid.
Projects designed by Tyler include the Alhambra Visitors Center in Spain, JFK Japan Airlines terminal, Kings County Hospital in New York and numerous residential projects in the Pacific Northwest. Tyler is a past trustee of The Intiman Theatre and is currently Vice President of On the Boards, an experimental performance theater that he designed with George Suyama.
Balancing a passion for art and culture with the pragmatics of construction, Tyler has chaired AIA committees for code reform and process improvement, and has worked to integrate the education of the design disciplines. Tyler’s work is frequently published and has won numerous design awards.
Jeff’s inventive and artistic approach to architecture is grounded in solid construction techniques and practices. Without neglecting architectural creativity, he is committed to sustainable building practices and innovative construction. Open to a broad spectrum of work and building typology Jeff’s practice of architecture is rooted in a contemporary Northwest vernacular.
Jeff has practiced architecture in Seattle since 2001 and joined Tyler Engle Architects PS in 2008. Prior to joining TEA Jeff was an Associate with Balance Associates Architects where he was responsible for multiple residences in the Pacific NW including Montana. He has completed multiple independent projects in Seattle and Vancouver, BC including Matt’s in The Market and Park Side Residence. Prior to moving to Seattle, Jeff worked in New York with 11OO Architect where he completed several residences, retail and commercial spaces, including the Irish Hunger Memorial. Jeff received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from The University of Manitoba, and both a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. Jeff is a registered architect in Washington and New York State.